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Successful Crime Reduction & Prevention Effort

Multiple law enforcement agencies in Kankakee County collaborated yesterday in a countywide effort to reduce crime, apprehend fugitives of the law and promote safety throughout Kankakee County by reducing violence.  The countywide effort resulted in 20 arrests, which included Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Defaced Firearm, Aggravated Driving Under the Influence and…

US Marshals Conduct Local Sex Offender Compliance Checks

Local police agencies were assisted by the US Marshals’ Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force last week, as compliance checks were conducted on local sex offenders throughout Kankakee County. Over the course of the week, almost 300 compliance checks were performed, which resulted in 35 violators. Numerous violators will be charged federally, while others will face local charges,as a…

Sheriff Warns Rural Residents of On-Going Scams in Area

Sheriff Mike Downey is warning area residents, particularly those in the rural Grant Park area, of several reports of similar scams in the area.  In one instance, the victim received an unsolicited knock on the door by a subject claiming to be an employee of ComEd wishing to discuss property lines with the homeowner in an effort to remove the homeowner from the unsecured…

US Marshal’s Service Assist Sheriff’s Office with Apprehension of Fugitive

Kankakee County Sheriff Mike Downey has announced the apprehension of 28-year old Terrence Roundtree. The Sheriff’s Office worked in conjunction with the US Marshal’s Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force to take Roundtree into custody in the Limestone area earlier yesterday morning. Authorities have been searching for Roundtree since a warrant was issued for his arrest on…

Country Financial Agent Keith Brack Makes Donation To Provide First-Aid Kids to Each Sheriff’s Deputy

– Earlier this morning, Country Financial Representative Keith Brack presented Sheriff Mike Downey and the Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office with a check for $1500 through Country Financial’s Operation Helping Heroes program.  The money is being used to provide each sheriff’s deputy with an Individual First-Aid Kit (IPAK).

“It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to team up wit…

Court Personnel To Wear Masks; Visitors Encouraged To

As we continue to encounter concerns stemming from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Honorable Judge Kramer, Chief Judge of the21st Judicial Circuit, and Sheriff Mike Downey, is encouraging all visitors to wear masks while in the Kankakee County Courthouse. Judge Kramer thanks everyonefor complying with this request.

Unfortunately, courthouse personnel are not able to provide masks to visitors but…

First Coronavirus Disease Related Death in Kankakee County

Kankakee County Health Department announces the first death of a Kankakee County resident who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The individual was a Kankakee resident in her 40’s with previous underlying health conditions.

We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and community members affected by this loss. We continue to work closely with our partners at…

Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office Releases Free Mobile App to Public

Sheriff Mike Downey announces the release of a new mobile app, which is available as a free download from the iPhone and Android app stores. The app’s timely release will mean the availability of alerts, news, and resources of importance to
Kankakee County citizens and businesses. This app includes two important COVID-19 resources:

Sign up for CDC COVID-19 alerts from…

Rumor Patrol: Subject Impersonating Police

BE ADVISED: We have heard of numerous rumors circulating suggesting that police officers are randomly stopping motorists to inquire their reasoning for driving and asking for the drivers to display proof that their travels are deemed essential. Please be advised that this is NOT true. We have received multiple reports that someone, NOT a Sheriff’s Deputy, is pulling over motorists in…

Sheriff Downey Postpones Sheriff Sales

In conjunction with other on-going efforts to limit contact and exposures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheriff Mike Downey announced earlier this morning that the Sheriff’s Office will be postponing all Sheriff Sales until further notice.

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